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does chlorhexidine gluconate help with canker sores

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Allergies: Anyone who is allergic to any peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) ingredients should not use it.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Chlorhexidine gluconate
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
31 years experience Dentistry
I believe: Chlorhexidine gluconate (peridex, etc) is the preferred formulation (typically as a 0.12% solution rinse). The digluconate version is typically avail ... Read More
Dr. Morey Furman
37 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Chlorhexidine digluconate is a much stronger antimicrobial than the gluconate form.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
19 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not much: They work the same way, one product has a slight difference in chemical structure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Listerine mouthwash: Listerine is a mouthwash that can reduce bacterial numbers. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a drug that kills bacteria and sticks around for sev ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Zweig
45 years experience Dentistry
Very DIfferent: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an oral anti biotic which affects harmful bacteria.. Listerine, contains alcohol which will kill bacteria and dr ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Not the same: Speak to your treating dentist regarding your concerns about using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). If you have periodontitis, better treat it now t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Yup: AFAIK, you do. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is indicated for use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gin ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
33 years experience Dentistry
Bacteria killer: The purpose of this gel is to kill bacteria in a patients mouth. Chlorhexidine is an excellent adjunctive material to aid a person in keeping their mo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
35 years experience Dentistry
No: Chlorhexadine rinses remove bacteria known to cause periodontal disease...Hiwever, the oral/pharyngeal cavity maintains a delicate balance, it's possi ... Read More

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